Street life in Sankt Gallen
St. Gallen features one of the most picturesque old towns in Switzerland: many of the houses and buildings being from the 16th and 18th century, sometimes with painted facades, often adorned with wrought-iron signs and carved and painted wooden oriel windows. Walk along the pleasant alleys and browse through the many small and charming shops.
Architecture from different eras characterises St.Gallen’s cityscape. Stroll through the attractive Old Town with its quaint narrow streets and lively squares. Linger at one of the street-side cafés or refresh yourself at one of the typical “first-floor pubs,” which is an Old Town restaurant located on the first floor.
Exactly 111 oriel windows adorn the façades of houses in the pedestrian zone and they bear witness to the successful textile buyers who used to live here. You will find most of the artistically carved oriels in the following streets: Spisergasse, Marktgasse, Kugelgasse and Schmiedgasse.
St. Gallen’s most famous landmark is its Baroque cathedral with the Abbey Library, which houses some 140,000 documents – in part hand-written and over a thousand years old. The library probably also has Switzerland’s most beautiful Rococo hall. The entire Abbey precinct was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1983.
The name and foundation of the town stem from the Irish missionary monk Gallus who founded a hermitage here around 612. From 747, the then St. Gallen monastery was already following Benedictine Rule, which required the contemplative study of books and accordingly also stipulated the presence of a library. In the Middle Ages, the town developed into an important hub of culture and education in Europe. Later, the St. Gallen embroideries attracted international recognition and brought prosperity to the town.
St. Gallen is a university town with a focus on the economic sciences. The home town of the renowned «Mummenschanz» theatre group offers a varied cultural offering with theatres and museums. In summer, the romantic art-nouveau Dreilinden-Weiher open-air pool with its splendid views over the town attracts visitors to swim. (Source: myswitzerland & wikipedia)
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mesutilgim (87354) 2012-02-04 1:42
Hello dear Georg,
Most probably the "staff" is still sleeping ! 32 viewer and no points yet :-))
Anyhow, great capture from StGallen, with good pov and very nice light.
The typical architecture at back is a real eyecatcher. Again -as allways- many interesting notes,enriching this beautiful entry !
TFS and have a nice weekend
ChrisJ (101814) 2012-02-04 1:55
The red & white Tudor Check pattern also common in Germany in this shot is striking. Good daily life scene of the al fresco diners enjoying their meal. Superb sharpness & smart choice of a vertical frame. Tfs!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-02-04 3:37
A beautiful shot where the people are enjoying this spring day at outdoor cafe . Beautiful white and red checkered building with lovely architecture in the back. The colors and sharpness are superb. I like this well lit composition.
npecanhuk (68172) 2012-02-04 4:13
Beautiful and lively urban environment!
Attractive and interesting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, black & white borders, contrasts and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week-end,
timecapturer (49288) 2012-02-04 4:37
exquisite details and squashed perspective in this wonderfully sharp composition. A great view of everybody going about their day in the company of such beautiful architecture.
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-02-04 5:27
Life is good on this terrace, and it is interesting and fun to watch people. I like the composition that includes this beautiful facade and the sign. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Sergiom (64011) 2012-02-04 7:47
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage vertical qui met bien en scčne ces gens sur la terrasse avec un arričre plan magnifique.
JFS (32459) 2012-02-04 8:14
Pleasant and clever street scene, I live your composition very much. Good moment!
dkmurphys (50734) 2012-02-04 9:27
Splendid facade and a great relaxing atmosphere in that old street. Well composed, enjoy the weekend.
Cricri (109701) 2012-02-04 10:50
Un cadrage précis et calculer de la façade rouge et blanche, la perspective de la terrasse , beaucoup de détails et de monde, trčs belle présentation
cornejo (34020) 2012-02-04 12:15
György Szia, nagyon jó képet az élet az utcán egy szép háttér. Egy jó kép éles, mély, jól keretezve. Jó munkát nagyon jól sikerült, gratulálok barátom. Jó éjszakát és boldog vasárnap. TFS.
György Hello, very good picture of life on the street with a nice background. A good sharp picture with deep, well framed. Good job very well done, congratulations my friend. Good night and happy Sunday. Tfs.
siamesa (27751) 2012-02-04 15:18
Boa noite George
The red lines in the windows are very attractive and make a beautiful visual effect in this composition.
jurek1951 (42160) 2012-02-04 23:04
Wonderful architectural details.
Chosen pov, composition, vertical format and colors are highlights,
Graal (99132) 2012-02-04 23:38
Jó napot George,
another nice place in S. Gallen. Good composition, fine vertical format. I like the old architecture and place for rest to the tired tourists. Photo is well done.
Have a nice Sunday.
vasilpro (41035) 2012-02-04 23:56
Wonderful daily life composition, beautiful street scene, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, excellent POV, TfS!
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.
bukitgolfb301 (37056) 2012-02-05 1:18
Hi my dear George
I have to be astonished by your wide coverage fields.
Another fantastic shot reflecting with your high sense and inspiration. Sharpness and clearness are also remarkable as usual. But I like this one very much, I am sure this is the best of week from you. Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a nice Sunday evening!
Takero from sunny Tokyo
ruisc_pt (10890) 2012-02-05 1:46
I like this fantastic composition .
A daily life image with a chromatic BG.
Silvio1953 (126896) 2012-02-07 11:38
Ciao George, lovely composition full of life, beautiful graphic by facade, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jjcordier (77870) 2012-02-10 23:41
Belle mise en image de cette scčne de vie dans cette rue de Sankt Gallen.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon Digital EOS350D
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-04 1:15